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Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
] [inaudible conversations] >>> top officials from the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission told senators today that the damaged nuclear power plant in japan, quote come continues to further stabilize, and that there have been no radiation readings in the u.s. the might be of concern. these remarks came before the meeting of the senate energy and natural resources committee. other speakers included officials from the energy department, the nuclear energy institute and the union of concerned scientists. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> thank you for being here. this is a briefing. this is not a hearing has such. the reason we try to it as a briefing is so that people wouldn't have to file written testimony 72 hours ahead of time and all of that and things are changing very quickly with regard to the evolving situation that the nuclear power plant. will the committee doesn't have direct oversight on the safety of u.s. nuclear plants we do have to consider how events such as those affect the ability of the nation's nuclear fleet of 104 reactors to supply electricity, this of course the 104 react
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, and these are u.s. company that is have their core base here. the good news is i think if we meet the object i haves -- objectives that we've talked about, we will stimulate clean technologies, software, hardware, all of the real disruptive technologies that we are talking about. they are global, their competitors are global, they have to be global. i think if we do the right thing, we are going to do well by exports. which is real positive. >> this is a really important point. we tend to maybe think of these things in silos. but one the president's key initiatives is doubling exports over the next five years. and, of course, that involves, you know, large companies, boeing and others. when you look at the numbers, the real way we're going to do is in increasing in the small and medium-sized enterprises. turns out that 30% of the exports are from small and medium-sized enterprises. and that's disproportionally small. and there's only 250,000 small companies that export. so if you look at the math, there's almost three million small businesses $30 million smalls. xiii of them who have traded go
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2011 3:00pm EST
of massachusetts on his personal and professional life, including his election to the u.s. senate to fill the term of the late senator ted kennedy. at 8, richard whitmire examines former washington, d.c. school chance michelle rhee's efforts to reform the school system. on after words, rubin carter talks about the 20 years he spent in prison and his work for the innocence since his 1935 re-- 1985 release. we conclude with mr. west who served as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs durgd reagan administration. he argues that a reliance on counterinsurgency strategies has led the u.s. astray in afghanistan. >> in this time we win, senior editorial writer robbins argues that the tet offense offensive was a failure for the vietnamese. from san diego, this is about an hour. >> thanks, t.j.. good morning, everybody. happy to be here. thanks for inviting me. i'm really delighted. i noted on your web site that it identified me as writing for "the washington post" and not the washington times. i'm not offended. maybe they are. [laughter] slight difference. just wanted to point
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 12:00pm EDT
was simply that i did not believe that the president had outlined a vital u.s. american interest in our engagement in libya, that the united states cannot afford to be the police force of the wor world. this week, with the president's address to the nation, i had hoped that i would hear something to change my mind, or, better yet, something that would instill confidence about the president's decision, but unfortunately, this address provided the american people with many more questions than answers. president obama left me wondering why any vital u.s. american interest in libya would justify military action. he said refugees would stream into tunisia and egypt, but we often aid refugees without f-15's. he said we needed to preserve the writ of the united nations security council, but he did not explain why the safety of our men and women in uniform should ever be put at the service of that body. he said that we needed to show dictators across the region that they could not use violence to cling to power. but if president obama's policy fails to get rid of qaddafi, that iqaddafi,that --
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
that detailed what was planned. the u.s. embassy a month before the attack gave a briefing in which they talked about what they thought was coming. if you go through january 1968 which was the month before the attack happened which took place right at the end of january, our forces went on progressively greater states of alert, our decision makers talked about the coming attack. there was a story three days before the attack in "the washington post" saying, talking about the expected spring offensive that was coming. and then, furthermore, the enemy when they finally launched their attack because of miscommunication, some of their guys attacked two days too early, some of the guys attacked the day before they were supposed to attack. the whole country of south vietnam was on alert. how do you get a surprise attack out of that? the point is that the press settled on a storyline. they decided since some of the people in washington were surprised, everybody must have been surprised. they asked the johnson administration if you knew about it in advance, why didn't you tell us? the johnson administr
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
spoke today about his opposition to u.s. action in libya and it just remarks by the presidented and secretary and secretary of state about why the u.s. isctio. involved. this is 10en minutes.ut >> i ask unanimous consent to speak as if in morning business. >> without objection. outlining what h >> mr. president, rice to speak in reaction to president obae mt speak out monday what he believes to be our interest in libya.hat last week was in a bad outcomehw constituents asked what my in thoughts were on the military actions that. we've taken inhe libya. had my answer to them is simply thav i did not believe that theit president has outlined a bilateral u.s. american interese in our engagement in libya, that the united states cannot afford to be the police force of the this week with the president the destination, i had hoped that it would hear something to change that would instill confidencemen s.out the president's decision.r but unfortunately, this address provided the american people with many more questions than u. answers.t in president obama left meld wondering why anybody
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
contacts or other u.s. officials' contacts with the opposition since the -- that first meeting in paris between the secretary and mr. jabril. and tell us if you are at all closer to making a decision on whether to follow the lead that france so helpfully started out a couple weeks and recognizing them a legitimate government. >> since the start of the crisis, when we saw that the council had constituted itself as some kind of temporary governing body, i and certainly members of my staff recognized that some of those people were people that we had dealt with during our tenures in libya. and so right from the start, i had been reaching out to the leaders of the council. and since that time, since the embassy was reconstituted here as i said, we had extensive dealings and contacts through our various programs, especially educational programs, with the people of the east. i had a very active public affairs section in libya, and they were always communicating with the -- with the doctors and jurists and people who, in fact, now are part of the council. so we had a good in to those people. si
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2011 11:00pm EST
to the definition of u.s. waters that would perpetuate de lis and permits and land-use decisions. we are hearing from a number of people in the private sector say look, this isn't helpful. we need to have clarity. we need to know what is appropriate and not to read a lot of the builders are saying we can't move forward until we have clarification and permits that allow us to do our work. the epa needs to be allowed to carry out the law but the congress and the court has authorized and to carry out. the bush administration's epa administrator as well as you, ms. jackson, determine the greenhouse gas emissions do in fact endanger the health of our citizens. ms. jackson, you've done your job and actually issued an indian term and finding and are now required as we know to regulate emissions. the law requires you to. if congress no longer wants them cleaned up to improve america's health in congress should stop the fecund vba otherwise the epa is violating the law by not enforcing it. and actually you want to cut costs in this country you should allow the clean air act to do its job, the report rele
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
administration and the u.s. said the arab countries are dominoes don't, domino pieces and they will fall one after the other. what happens is these projects fell like domino effect. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and because some have very short memories on satellite channels, let me remind them. not everything that happens our conspiracy. because now they are ready to commence on the speech. but you, sons and daughters of this nation, your dedication to your country that you expressed day after day, and more clearly in times of crisis that you expressed it yesterday with those mass rallies in all parts of the country give me more confidence and make me steadfast, and that you work in face of the division give me hope for the future. and if you said with our soul and with our blood, sacrifice for you, the right thing to say is bashar assad sacrifices for his country. [chanting] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and i answer you, god, syria, the people. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i will always remain the son of this nation, will keep
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2011 8:00pm EST
tomorrow. .. with u.s. comptroller general jean dodaro. it pinpointed 34 areas from defense and job training to social services and safety for federal agencies have redundant programs. this is two hours and ten minutes. >> good morning. the committee meeting will come to order. >> as is the new tradition of this committee, we will begin by reading the oversight mission statement. we exist to secure to fundamental principles. first, americans have a right to know their money washington spends and takes is well spent and second, americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. our duty on the oversight and government reform committee is to protect these rights. our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to tax payers because taxpayers have a right to know what they get from their government. we will work tigers tirelessly with citizen watchdogs to deliver the facts to the american people and bring genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy. this is the mission of the oversight and government reform committee to read today's hearing is the secon
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2011 6:00am EST
's at the greatest risk. it's their immigration problem rather more than the uk. maybe the u.s. and uk would play a part. i think people who advocate armed humanitarian intervention need to think quite widely about the kind of coalition that would be put together. >> yes, you had a question in the back. >> i'm maria, i'm a postgraduate student at the african studies. i've been very much following what's been happening in the past month, being from the middle east myself as well, and of course, it's very interesting. and my question is on something that i've been thinking about is the definition of how al-jazeera is defining the professionalism, so to say. the western ethics of journalism, and i put western between two quotations. i wanted to know your upon about how al-jazeera is kind of playing with the idea of distance, the emotional distance. it's not like any other channel. when you watch specific, you can use egypt and libya and tunisia, and i you feel like you are part of the news. al-jazeera has redefined the concept of coverage in the last events. and the other question is what do you thi
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 2:00am EDT
for investment from u.s.. i think finally you will get a kick out of the one mccain and i were on. we met with a crew of the leaders of the uprising and one of them said to us, senators, we want to ask if you can help us to get one american who we would most like to come and speak to us here and i thought to myself who is this going to be. and the answer, mark zuckerburg. [laughter] welcome because -- because they felt in some sense, first he represented the new world of telecommunications but that in some sense he had provided or facebook provided them with what we might call the weapons in their peaceful revolution. >> very remarkable. i'm very hopeful. >> i can't think the two of you enough for what you've done in my testimony. it's very helpful, very specifically helpful to focus our review that will go on for the rest of this year. we are going to keep the record of and for 15 days for additional questions and statements. thank you again very much. the hearing is adjourned. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations]รท?oy,
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